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Know more about the Green Projects

There are many different ways to reduce pollution, reduce energy consumption and save money. There are many different projects that can help you achieve this. You can find many ways to save energy at your own home. You can see huge reduction in energy bills by providing enough insulation in your doors and windows. Simple […]

Know more about the Green Projects

There are many different ways to reduce pollution, reduce energy consumption and save money. There are many different projects that can help you achieve this. You can find many ways to save energy at your own home. You can see huge reduction in energy bills by providing enough insulation in your doors and windows. Simple […]

Phishing Examples

If you have received a mail informing you that you are so lucky that you have won an x amount of money and in order to claim the same you have to click on the link, provided in the mail by following some simple steps. Beware. This is how phishing takes place. This phishing example […]

Protect your PenDrive from Virus

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Friends many of your PCs /laptops normally gets virus because of Pen Drives or USB devices (Even PC’s who are not connected to network ). Some Virus like Ravmon Virus , Heap41a worm which are not detected by anti virus normally spreads mostly by the Pen Drives. In such a case what can you do to protect your PC / laptop from getting infected with Virus that spreads through USB devices or Pen Drives ?

You can protect your PC by just following the simple steps below. It won’t take much time.

  • Connect your Pen Drive or USB drive to your computer.
  • Now, a dialogue window will popup asking you to choose among the options as shown in the figure.

  • Don’t choose any of them, Just simply click Cancel.
  • Now, go to Start –> Run and type cmd to open the Command Prompt window.
  • Now, go to My Computer and Check the Drive letter of your USB drive or Pen Drive. (E.g. If it is written Kingston (I:), then I: will be the drive letter )
  • In the Command Window, type the drive letter: and Hit Enter.
  • Now type dir/w/o/a/p and Hit Enter.
You will get a list of files. In the list, search if anyone of the following do exist.
  • Autorun.inf
  • Bha.vbs
  • New Folder.exe
  • Iexplore.vbs
  • Info.exe
  • New_Folder.exe
  • Ravmon.exe
  • RVHost.exe or any other files with .exe extension
If you find any one of the files above, Run the command attrib -h -r -s -a *.* and Hit Enter. Now, Delete each File using the following Command del filename. ( E.g del autorun.inf )

That’s it. Now, just scan your Pendrive with the anti virus you have to ensure that you made your Pen Drive free of Virus.